Kelly was born near Los Angeles and after finishing an elementary education degree at Winona State University in Winona, MN, Kelly moved to rural East Texas as a public school teacher. Kelly answered God’s call to pioneer Chi Alpha’s international student ministry at the University of Texas at Austin in July 1988. Currently, Kelly is the Longhorn Chi Alpha Director at the University of Texas at Austin.
Patricia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During a 6 week vacation in 2002, Patricia met Kelly at church her first Sunday in Austin. They were married March 22, 2003 and now they have two sons. Kelly and Patricia are nationally appointed home AGUSM missionaries with Chi Alpha. Kelly has now served as a Chi Alpha missionary in Austin for over 26 years.
Longhorn Chi Alpha aims to challenge UT students to ‘Know God, Love People, Change the World’. The primary mechanism for building this multi-national community is through the multiplication of gender-specific, disciple making small groups.